Friday, February 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Chelsea Garden meets Bashful

Welcome to our monthly hop!

We're excited to share our creativity with you using PRODUCTS
from Close To My Heart!!

Come on in and see what BEAUTIFUL projects my crafty friends have creating using the AMAZING products from Close To My Heart!!

 This blog hop is easy to do…just click on the link at the end of the post to go to the next creation!!  If you get lost along the way, CLICK HERE to see the list of this month’s hoppers! 

If you have arrived from my friend, Betty's blog you are right on track.

 We are in our 2nd month of the release of the Seasonal Expression 1 (SE1) and I'm still having so much fun using these beautiful products!

Today, I would like to share a card I created for my January Open House.  It uses a FAVORITE stamp set of mine, and these images are so BEAUTIFUL - they make ANYTHING beautiful that you create!! LOL!! :) 
This card design was taken from our Make It From Your Heart, vol 4 book - and is pattern #20. I know I mentioned it before...but I just ADORE our How-To sketch books that take the guess work out of the initial process of creating a design for our project! :) 

We used the FABULOUS, all around stamp set - "Splash of Color" to give us a "touch" of color on the Bashful cardstock at the top of the card.  

For the stamped images...we used the stamp set - Chelsea Gardens- cardmaking.  This stamp set is BEAUTIFUL, and has wonderful sentiments included in this stamp set too!! 

Then to color in the images...we used a couple different items :) One thing to note....stamped images were stamped with the BLACK MEMENTO ink...that way the black color didn't run. :) 

1. To color the 2 flowers - we used the Bashful Shimmer Brush!!  Yes...the Bashful has just a light touch of pink, that allows you to color directly onto the stamped image!!

2. To color the leaves & small butterfly - we used Re-inker & a watercolor brush! :) 

How EASY to take some re-inker, put a few drops on an acrylic block...and use your watercolor brush to "pick up" some color!  It really IS that easy...happy Coloring!!

Did you notice the 3D banner?  These are a BRAND NEW item in our Thin Cut line!! LOVE these!! 

Each pack includes 2 different banners!! (yes there are actually 4 designs of banners)

Here is the list of items I used to create the card above...
Make it From Your Heart, vol 4
Cardmaking Sketches
D1733 Splash of Color
Chelsea Gardens paper
CARDSTOCK: Bashful & Black
Reinkers: Glacier & Sweet Leaf
Z4158 Chelsea Gardens Thin cut bundle
Z4152 Party Banner THIN cuts
Bashful Shimmer Brush
Watercolor Brush- medium
Clear Sparkles

To find these items...just go to your consultants website & type the name into the Search bar at the top of her page!

That's all for today....thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to go CREATE something on your own! :) 

Now it’s time to Hop on over toDebi's  blog and see what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us!

Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, when  will be sharing more artwork using Close To My Heart products in this blog hop group!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger


  1. I really love how you used two coloring techniques on your beautiful card!

  2. Such a pretty card! I love the Chelsea Gardens paper and you used them well.

  3. Beautiful card - love that paper and stamp set. The flowers look fabulous colored with the bashful shimmer pen!

  4. Lovely card Krista! Now I'm adding those banner thin cuts to my wish list!


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